Beji Caid Essebsi

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Beji Caid Essebsi
الباجي قائد السبسي
5th President of Tunisia
In office
31 December 2014 – 25 July 2019
Prime MinisterMehdi Jomaa
Habib Essid
Youssef Chahed
Preceded byMoncef Marzouki
Succeeded byMohamed Ennaceur (acting)
Prime Minister of Tunisia
In office
27 February 2011 – 24 December 2011
PresidentFouad Mebazaa (Acting)
Moncef Marzouki
Preceded byMohamed Ghannouchi
Succeeded byHamadi Jebali
President of Chamber of Deputies
In office
14 March 1990 – 9 October 1991
PresidentZine El Abidine Ben Ali
Preceded bySlaheddine Baly
Succeeded byHabib Boularès
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
15 April 1981 – 15 September 1986
Prime MinisterMohammed Mzali
Rachid Sfar
Preceded byHassen Belkhodja
Succeeded byHédi Mabrouk
Personal details
Born(1926-11-26)26 November 1926
Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
Died25 July 2019(2019-07-25) (aged 92)
Tunis, Tunisia
Political partyDemocratic Constitutional Rally (Before 2011)
Independent (2011–2012)
Call of Tunisia (2012–2019)
Mohamed Hafedh

Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi (or el-Sebsi, Arabic: محمد الباجي قائد السبسي, Muhammad al-Bājī Qā’id as-Sabsī; 29 November 1926 – 25 July 2019) was a Tunisian lawyer and politician. He was the fifth President of Tunisia from 2014 until his death in 2019. He was elected in the first presidential election that followed the Tunisian Revolution. From 27 February 2011 to 24 December 2011, he was the Prime Minister of Tunisia.[1][2]

On 27 June 2019, Essebsi was hospitalized at a military hospital in Tunis under critical condition due to a "severe medical crisis".[3] The following day his condition stabilized.[4] He died a month later on 25 July after being hospitalized after having a "medical scare" in Tunis at the age of 92.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tunisian PM Mohammed Ghannouchi resigns over protests, BBC News, 27 February 2011
  2. Tarek Amara, Tunisian prime minister resigns amid protests Archived 2012-01-19 at the Wayback Machine, Reuters, 27 February 2011
  3. "Tunisia's aging President hospitalized with serious illness". Archived from the original on 2019-06-27. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  4. Health of Tunisian president improves significantly, he calls defense minister
  5. Beji Caid Essebsi: Tunisian president dies aged 92